Domestic Violence Act 2018

Amendment of section 28 of Civil Legal Aid Act 1995

46. Section 28 of the Civil Legal Aid Act 1995 is amended by the insertion of the following subsection after subsection (5C):

“(5D) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, where an applicant or respondent (within the meaning of the Domestic Violence Act 2018) is prevented from conducting a cross-examination referred to in section 16 of that Act, the Board shall grant a legal aid certificate to the applicant or respondent, as the case may be, for the purpose of his or her being represented in relation to such a cross-examination.”.